Tuesday, November 29th
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At CL's, a tense Mike comments that some days it's harder to work for Victor than others. Kevin doesn't get why he works for him at all. He goes to extremes, Mike doesn't agree with Victor's methods - but it's out of love for Vikki. They shouldn't judge. It's over for THEM - but the fallout continues for Billy.
Wanting answers from Billy, Kay's sent off to play cards with Delia - leaving Chloe to wonder why Billy hasn't told her about Victor. Ultimately, Billy takes responsibility for his actions.
~hug~ Oh how Nikki and Vikki missed one another. And when Victor excuses himself, Vikki tattles that he's up to his old manipulative ways again; 'this' being the worse thing he's ever done.
Pillow in hand, Ronan calls to request a subpoena for Nikki's rehab records.
Back at CL's, Kevin, Mike and Daniel compare notes on Thanksgiving. Amused to hear Daniel's was vegetarian, Eden offers to take him out for a burger. That would be nice, Daniel accepts.
On the patio, Devon gets a call from Abby (in California on business). He has equipment being delivered - but no studio - or money to repay Kay (whom he's not comfortable owing). Seeing another problem walk through the door, Devon ends his call - and makes it clear to Harmony that she's not part of his life.
Yes, Tucker told Ashley that he's seeing a therapist - but not that it's Emily. Too bad he has to go all the way to Chicago to see her - but she's familiar with everyone he talks about - except Devon. He came to the wedding. Told that Kay wasn't invited, Emily wonders what Devon thinks of that.
So - how's our girl? Kevin says before seeing Billy in the mausoleum living room. Billy's OK with Kevin thinking of Delia that way - and the future Mrs Rodent could do worse (and HAS, Kevin retorts). Chloe's right - Kevin and Billy are OK with one another (or at least able to tolerate jokes at one another's expense).
Vikki's update has Nikki clucking 'poor thing' (Delia). It IS unforgivable - Vikki hopes her mother won't overlook Victor's actions. Never mind that he found Billy (when no one else could), Vikki talks of blackmail - her and Jill being lead to believe that Billy was dead! Sometimes people do the wrong things - for the right reasons, Nikki opines. Giving up, Vikki forgot what a soft spot Nikki has for Victor. With a hug - not wanting to argue, she leaves Nikki to take a step towards the vodka. When Victor returns, Nikki's off to a meeting - alone. Though not angry with Victor, she doesn't approve of the way he's treated Billy (and can understand going to extreme measures to protect family).
Ronan sends his detective off on a mission. Because Nikki went missing from rehab, he wants bank records - credit card statements - give me something to pinpoint her physical location on those dates!
Still on the patio, Devon's on video chat with Abby (who's found him a 'music angel' - a rich woman looking for an investment). Devon scrunches up his face when Abby announces that SHE'S his music angel.
How can Tucker ask Devon to give him a chance if he won't give his OWN mother a chance? Tucker doesn't see the connection - Kay gave him away to strangers (while he wasn't able to find Devon - wasn't sure he existed). Playing devil's advocate, Emily's not attacking Tucker - merely exploring the inconsistencies. If Tucker deserves forgiveness, doesn't Kay? How can Tucker embrace his son (while clinging to resentment of his own mother)?
Joining Billy at the mausoleum, Vikki updates that her mother's back (and strangely 'zen' about what Victor's been up to). Kevin at her side, Chloe thinks it would be good for Delia to see the four of them getting along - to know that she comes first.
At the ranch, Ronan's there to see MRS Newman. Saying she's not there, Victor assures she wasn't in GC the night Diane was murdered (as she'd have visited her family). Ordering the 'young punk' to show himself out, Victor summons Mike over.
Addressing the AA meeting, Nikki apologizes for making a spectacle of herself the last time she was there. And as Deacon listens from the doorway, Nikki admits she's struggling. Taking a seat, tears roll down Nikki's face - as Harmony gets up to speak about her son wanting nothing to do with her. She'd run away and get high - but can't live with more regret.
Their session wrapping up, Tucker suggests Emily move to GC. Physician, heal thyself - he chides her for not facing up to HER past.
Devon's reluctant to take Abby's money (which is fine - she's not 'giving' it - she's investing). After Devon agrees, they end their chat. The only problem now - is where to put the music equipment. With Eden in tow, Daniel has a solution.
The AA meeting on a 'break', Nikki praises Harmony - then gives Deacon the cold shoulder. Good luck with your son, Nikki says in parting.
Ronan's detective reports back - no charges on Nikki's credit cards. Luckily he was able to get the subpoena - the rehab's being served as we speak.
Mike sums up what Victor's told him - Nikki could have been in GC the whole time she was missing. His mission is to go find evidence that she wasn't. Victor reminds that Ronan's desperate to pin this murder on someone - and that someone can't be Nikki.
Kay's delighted when Nikki pays a surprise visit - and Nikki's surprised when Harmony arrives a minute later. Hearing that Harmony's staying there, Nikki's smile widens. We DO have a lot to catch up on, she tells Kay.
On the phone with Mike, Victor reports that Nikki's not home yet (or answering her phone). Mike's on his way to meet the rehab facility director. Dubuque a small town - and Nikki stands out - Mike's sure someone will have seen her the night in question. Hanging up, Victor sure hopes Nikki was nowhere near the murder scene.
Ronan's on his computer. It's official, he tells his detective pal - an eyewitness claims Nikki was upset after seeing a tabloid article (about Diane's lawsuit against her). No one knows where she took off to. 24 hours later, Diane was dead. Nikki has means, motive - and now opportunity (and whomever left this pillow wanted to tell them that).
The happy foursome file out of Delia's room. And after Billy goes to meet Jack, Vikki offers to help with the wedding - and is surprised when Chloe asks her to be her Matron of Honour.
With the Bank of Abby backing Devon, he, Daniel and Eden discuss storing the music equipment in space owned by Noah's Dad. As the former NE Art Foundation, the space has character - plus, with RS upstairs, Devon can just take the elevator up if he wants to hold a press conference. Excited, Devon makes the call to Nick.
Off to see Summer, Nikki gives Kay a hug - and bids Harmony good bye. You two really hit it off, Kay knows Nikki to be friendly and non-judgmental. Respecting her for declining the job of her personal assistant, Kay hopes Harmony will still accept her support re: Devon. Both have regrets - but what's done is done - they'll just have to make better choices from now on.
Hanging up, Devon announces it's a done deal. Congratulations! Eden gives him a hug. And as they joke about Abby naming the new company 'Naked Records', Eden gets a text. A friend of a friend is moving to GC - she types back that she knows of a company that might be hiring.
Chloe talks about her BFF Vikki really 'being there' for her and Kevin. And where will they live after the honeymoon? Not the mausoleum - not Kevin's germ infested building. Looks like the Fisher's will be shopping for a new place.
Tucker brings Kay a peace offering - red hots (her favourite as per her book). What's she doing back here? Tucker isn't pleased to see Harmony waving at him from the couch.
Returning home, Vikki's delighted that Billy's arranged a Skype chat with Reed. Wishing him a happy birthday, Vikki's puzzled when Keeley comes into the shot - then ecstatic when Reed comes running out to hug her. Gottcha! You're here! she squeals.
On the jet coming home, Mike updates Victor that his instincts were right - Malloy had already subpoenaed the hospital (for Nikki's records) when he got there. Worse - the police don't know this yet - but another resident reported her wallet stolen the day Nikki left - and was found (by Nikki) the day she returned. The missing credit card was used to rent a car (later paid by cash). The mileage matches a round trip between Dubuque and GC. Huh, Victor grunts.
On the CL's patio, Nikki's not thrilled to see her 'stalker' - even less thrilled when Deacon lets on that he saw her when she came back to GC. If possible, Nikki's even less thrilled when Ronan appears - to take her to the station - to discuss the night Diane was murdered.
Next: 'Nick leans in to read the online headline - Do the police have a new suspect in their sights'? Are you accusing my mother of murder? he growls at Phyllis (who indeed has named Nikki in the article) ... Where did you go when you left the center? I don't recall, Nikki stammers at Ronan ... At the club, Emily's on her phone: I was looking for Tucker McCall. Emily? Is that you? clearly Ashley's picked up.
My Thoughts: Harmony knows that Devon doesn't have MUCH faith in her? How about having absolutely NO faith in her? .... Yes, months ago it would have been crazy to think that Vikki would be Chloe's Matron of Honour - but it'd also be crazy to think that Kevin would be Gloria's sensible son (how can Mike possibly defend Victor's actions?) ... Zany buddies Kevin and Billy should almost have their own spin off; a half hour sitcom. Billy loudly flapping the Chipmunk's cheeks was hysterical .... Yes, Victor 'found Billy when no one else could' - but if Victor hadn't misdirected Jack, there's a good possibility HE would have located Billy in Myanmar ... Wouldn't it be better for Tucker to seek guidance from a therapist who DOESN'T know people he's talking about (as she'd have no preconceived opinions)? ... Harmony earns Kay's 'respect' for declining her JOB offer - but for some reason has no qualms about sponging off her in the meantime .... Why didn't Noah tell Devon about his Dad's space? Eden throws Noah under the bus. Maybe because who would think Devon needs 'space' - maybe because Noah's family owns tons of space - maybe because Noah forgot all about Devon after bailing out on their partnership? Since when does Devon own a 'company'? And when did he indicate he'd be hiring anyone? .. Why would Devon need to hold a press conference? If so, why wouldn't he summon the press to him? I don't think RS has ever held a press conferences at RS... Kevin's building is too full of people (and germs) for Delia? Like the mausoleum isn't full of people? What about preschool? (or has that been abandoned since Jana died)?